Chennai: Dec 12, 2011
Statistical highlights of the fifth and final one-dayer between India and the West Indies.
# For the second year in succession, Virat Kohli is the top run-getter for India in a calendar year. Last year, he had amassed 995 runs at an average of 47.38 in 25 matches.
# Kohli remains the only batsman to manage 2,000 runs or more in ODIs since January 2010, aggregating 2376 at an average of 47.52, including seven centuries, in 59 matches.
# Kohli's record against the West Indies is superb in ODIs - 580 in 12 innings, including one hundred and five fifties.
# Anthony Martin (2/47) produced his best bowling figures away from home.
# Lendl Simmons recorded his sixth duck in ODIs - his first against India. For the first time in his ODI career, he has been dismissed off the first ball of the innings.
# The three top run-getters in the series are - Rohit Sharma (305), Virender Sehwag (265) and Virat Kohli (243).
# Kieron Pollard (119 off 110 balls) recorded his career-best innings in ODIs - his maiden hundred, obliterating the 94 against Ireland at Mohali on March 11, 2011.
# Pollard, in the course of his maiden hundred, completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs, aggregating 1066 at an average of 23.68 in 51 matches.
# Pollard registered 10 sixes in an innings for the first time, eclipsing the five during his innings of 94 off 55 balls against Ireland at Mohali on March 11, 2011.
# Pollard's tally of 10 sixes is the most by a batsman against India, surpassing the 9 each by Ijaz Ahmed for Pakistan at Lahore on October 2, 1997 and by Shahid Afridi at Kanpur on April 15, 2005.
# Gautam Gambhir maintained his unbeaten record as skipper, winning all six ODIs.
# Gambhir's batting record as captain is superb in ODIs - 360 at an average of 90.00 in six matches, including two three-figure knocks against New Zealand - 138 not out at Jaipur on December 1, 2010 and 126 not out in 2010.
# Gambhir became the 10th batsman to complete 2,000 runs in ODIs in India. He has joined Sachin Tendulkar (6976), Rahul Dravid (3406), Sourav Ganguly (3230), Mohammad Azharuddin (3163), Yuvraj Singh (3019), Virender Sehwag (3010), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2833), Navjot Singh Sidhu (2159) and Ajay Jadeja (2129).
# Rohit Sharma's tally of 305 (ave.76.25), including three fifties, is his best in an ODI series. He became the first Indian batsman to manage 300 runs in a bilateral series against the West Indies in just five ODIs.
# Rohit is the third Indian player to manage 300 runs or more in a bilateral series against the West Indies - the first two being VVS Laxman - 312 in seven matches at an average of 52.00 in 2002-03 while Rahul Dravid had made exactly 300 in seven games at an average of 75.00 in 2002-03.
# Rohit got his second Player of the Series award - both against the West Indies.
# Ravindra Jadeja (9 at 23.77) and Kemar Roach (9 at 30.44) are the top wicket-takers in the series. (PTI)